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Moses Sumney, Lucinda Williams hit the pier at Way Over Yonder fest
Moses Sumney, Lucinda Williams hit the pier at Way Over Yonder fest

Standing onstage before a trio of microphones, the young singer Moses Sumney faced the Pacific Ocean from the Santa Monica Pier on Friday and looped his sampled voice until the layers sounded like ten thousand Beach Boys. Rich waves of harmonically deep layers washed over the crowd, a one-man chorus unanchored by a beat or bass-line during an early evening set as part of the Way Over Yonder festival on Friday. As seagulls patrolled overhead and the sunset cast a glow, Sumney, a buzzing young Los Angeles singer, set an early, Chet Baker-cool tone for the two-day event, one that increased in energy as the night progressed. Produced by the East Coast-based Newport Folk Festival, Way Over...

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